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at Louisiana Department of Civil Service

Posted: 9/1/2020
Job Reference #: 2214437
Keywords: clerical, office

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information


*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
The Federal Veterans Administration requires that Nursing Assistants at the Louisiana War Veterans Homes be certified by the State of Louisiana as a Nursing Aide. Preference will be given to applicants with current certification.

Your application will be active for 180 days, after that time, you will have to reapply for the position.  

Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account.  
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Janesia Raybon
Human Resources Specialist
(318) 362-4206


Two years of experience in patient care. One year of experience must have been in a hospital, clinic, or 24-hour patient care facility setting.
Graduation from an accredited registered or practical nursing program will substitute for all of the required experience.
Possession of a Certified Nursing Assistant certificate will substitute for six months of the required general experience.
Completion of a medical assistant training program will substitute for the required experience on a month for month basis.
Graduation from an accredited Emergency Medical Technician Program will substitute for six months of the required general experience.
Positions at facilities receiving certain Medicaid or Medicare funds require that applicants possess a valid Certified Nursing Assistant certificate as required by federal mandate implemented in 1987.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To perform advanced sub professional nursing duties in the care and comfort of patients.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from a Registered Nurse, Practical Nurse--Licensed, Surgical Technician, or other higher level personnel.

Supervision Exercised:
May act as lead worker over lower level nursing assistants or aides.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Nursing Assistant 1 by the presence of responsibility for more advanced sub professional nursing support procedures and/or by the presence of lead worker responsibilities.

Differs from Medical Assistant by the absence of a combination of clerical and sub professional nursing duties.

Differs from Medical Specialist by the absence of responsibility for performance of specialized procedures in the care of orthopedic, urology, ophthalmology and/or speech pathology/audiology patients.

Examples of Work

Measures temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, head circumference, height and weight; records in patients medical record as allowed by institutional policy.

Observes patients physical and mental conditions and reports any changes to charge nurse.

Prepares and/or inspects ward rooms, equipment, supplies and area for cleanliness; reports deficiencies or maintenance problems.

Performs all duties that may be performed by the unit aide and Nursing Assistant 1.

May be required to perform restorative therapy activities.

Accompanies residents to physician visits, clinic appointments and other outside facility activities.

Performs lab work such as High/Hct and urine dipstick and documents results on client records and lab logs.

Successfully completes training programs such as CPR, First Aid, infection control, infectious disease, and/or programs that maintain hospital standards such as; quality control, safety issues, and JCAHO requirements.

Maintains any necessary certifications.

Work may involve shift work.

Monitors patients food intake and elimination.

May assist with admission, transfer and discharge.

May perform emergency housekeeping and cleaning duties such as mopping up minor spills and emptying trash.

Maintains par levels and performs inventory.

Assists physicians and nurses with various examinations and treatments, such as preparing female patients for gynecological exams, positioning patients for lumbar spinal taps, or assisting in specialized procedures such as endoscopic gastroduodenoscopy, esophageal motility, ano-rectal manometry, polypectomy, bipolar coagulation, esophageal dilatation, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and endoscopy laser therapy.

May assist in performing specific treatments/procedures under direction of a professional nurse such as changing dressings, irrigating colostomies, tube feeding, and nasopharyngeal suctioning as allowed by institution policy.

Changes bandages and reinforces sterile dressings under professional direction.

May assist with the removal and application of casts and splints.

May assist with body cavity catheterization or irrigations.

May perform duties specific to area of responsibility such as performing visual acuity, muscle balance and color-vision performance, hearing and CLIA-waived lab tests, taking other measurements, and keeping records.

Instructs and trains lower level staff in patient care techniques; may serve as a lead worker over nursing unit aides and nursing assistants.

May inventory, order, and distribute supplies.

May assist with the fitting of contact lenses and the teaching of patients in the proper procedures for insertion, removal and cleansing of lenses.

May assist in providing medical treatment and personal care to patients in nursing home and/or private home settings.

Prepares (preps) patients for surgery.

Cleans medical equipment as needed following required specifications, including fragile equipment and accessories such as fiber optic endoscopes, biopsy forceps, polypectomy snares, cytology brushes, etc.

May work with a health care multi-disciplinary team.